Vertu Aster luxury handset gets outed in India for Rs 475000

After going official for the US earlier this month, the Vertu Aster luxury smartphone has made its way around the globe for sale in India. The device obviously doesn’t come cheap and it’s being priced at Rs 475000 which is an insane amount of money.

Well, if you were to compare the phone’s original cost with the one for India, then you’d land up being surprised. In the UK, the Vertu Aster is currently selling for €7900 which roughly translates to Rs 619546 which is far higher than what’s being asked.

Vertu Aster

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On the upside, you get your money’s worth as no compromises have been made with the handset. From premium leather finishes like Calf, Karung and Ostrich drenched in different shades to a grade 5 titanium body to a rugged front panel protected by a sapphire crystal glass, the exterior couldn’t get more stylish.

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And the company hasn’t held back when furnishing the innards as well. The phone packs a 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display and Android 4.4 KitKat runs the show. Vertu has thrown in some of its own custom software enhancements as well. And for processing power, there’s a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC doing the heavy lifting.

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You’ll find a comprehensive list of key Vertu Aster’s specs below:

– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Processor: 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 64GB flash storage
– Display: 4.7-inch 1080p HD panel
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2275mAh (Qi wireless charging enabled)

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The Vertu Aster will go on sale in multiple options through premium stores in select location like Mumbai and New Delhi.